Fall festival at Melville Church

Music, meals, and more will be offered at Melville United Church here at the corner of Tower and St. Andrew Streets at the Fall Festival on Oct. 17 and 18.

Everyone is invited to attend the event from 5pm on Friday and Saturday from 10am until 4pm. Guests will enjoy snacks and meals, crafts, baked goods, attic treasures, books, music, a quilt show, an ice cream parlour, silent auction, and children’s activities.

The nine children of The Black Family, of Markdale, will entertain on Friday night at 8pm in the sanctuary. The fam­ily group will sing old fav­ourites, and play fiddle and piano music. A free will offering will be taken for new windows in the church.

On Saturday, the sanctuary will be filled with music from local bands, musicians, and music schools. Guests may linger to enjoy the music and gaze at the colourful quilt dis­play arranged by the Fergus Quil­ters’ Guild.

Snacks and meals will be served continuously downstairs at the Melville Café and choic­es will include a chicken dinner, salad, muffins, chili, hot dog, coffee, tea and homemade pies. 

Grandma’s butter tarts, homemade pies, and 700 popu­lar meat pies for the freezer will be sold along with a vari­ety of baked goods. Jams and jellies, regular and diabetic varieties will be offered along with other preserves, home­made soups and chili sauce.  

Vendors will offer quilts (undercover quilts), homemade cards, and crafts.    

The silent auction will in­clude tickets to a Toronto Maple Leafs game; pottery by Dorothy Collin, a local potter; gift certificates to dig peren­nials from an established gar­den; a pony ride; and more interesting items.

A children’s area upstairs will offer activities. A free pup­pet show will be offered at 11am and 1pm by Puppets Elora. All proceeds from Mel­ville’s Fall Festival will go to help pay for 100 new windows in the back wing of the historic downtown church.

For more information call Ruth 519-843-5863 or the church office 519-843-1781 or visit www.melville.org.